Monday, 25 January 2021

Meyrick of Bodorgan

THE MEYRICKS WERE THE SECOND LARGEST LANDOWNERS IN THE ISLE OF ANGLESEY, WITH
16,918 ACRES


The Family of MEYRICK is descended from Cadafael, Lord of Cedewain, Powys.

OWEN MEYRICK (1682-1759), of Bôdorgan, MP for Anglesey, 1715-22, married Anne, daughter of Piers Lloyd, of Lligwy, and was father of

OWEN MEYRICK (1705-70), of Bôdorgan, MP for Anglesey, 1761-70, who wedded, in 1745, Hester, daughter of John Putland, of London, and was succeeded by his son,

OWEN PUTLAND MEYRICK, of Bôdorgan, who espoused, in 1774, Clara, eldest daughter and heiress of Richard Garth, of Morden, Surrey, and had issue, a daughter,

CLARA MEYRICK, who wedded, in 1801, Augustus Elliott, son of John Trayton Fuller, and had issue,
OWEN JOHN AUGUSTUS;
Clara, grandmother of Sir George Augustus Eliott Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick Bt;
Lucy Ann; Catherine Sarah; Augusta Maria.
The only son and heir,

OWEN JOHN AUGUSTUS FULLER-MEYRICK DL (1804-76), of Bodorgan, High Sheriff of Anglesey, 1827, whose patronymic was FULLER, succeeded to the estates of his maternal grandfather, and assumed in consequence, by royal licence, the surname and arms of MEYRICK.

Following Mr Fuller-Meyrick's death in 1876, the Bodorgan Estate passed to his cousin,


SIR GEORGE AUGUSTUS ELIOTT TAPPS-GERVIS-MEYRICK
, 4th Baronet (1855-1928), of Bodorgan Hall, Anglesey, and Hinton Admiral, Hampshire.

Bodorgan is now the residence of Sir George William Owen Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick, 8th Baronet (born 1970) and his family.

Bodorgan Hall (Image: Coflein)


BODORGAN HALL is a neo-classical mansion, comprising smooth ashlar masonry in a pale, yellowish stone, with a slate roof.

The entrance to the mansion is on the north front, which has a central portico.

The tops of two doors of the facade are adorned with bas-reliefs, and there are half-columns and four alcoves along this side.

The east front of the house has nine bays, with three in the centre "on a semi-circular bow with a domed roof."

Bodorgan Hall (Image: Pinterest)

The north and south sides have single-storey wings, added in the mid 19th century, and are of a lesser quality.

An aviary was once located in the southern extension, which now has "two open-fronted loggias."

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon. I think you may have uploaded a picture of Baron Hill, rather than Bodorgan.

Timothy Belmont said...

Anon, I might well have! I've been researching that family, too. Thanks. Tim.